Stacy is a local girl. She grew up in Clarks Summit, Lackawanna County.

She joined the WNEP news team in July, 2011 first covering central Pennsylvania. Now she is the Lackawanna County beat reporter.

Stacy comes to Newswatch 16 from WWNY-TV in Watertown, NY where she was a “one-man-band,” shooting, writing, and editing her own stories. There she covered the Thousand Islands region of New York, and the 10th Mountain Division of the Army based at Fort Drum.

Stacy honed her skills at Syracuse University where she graduated magna cum laude in 2010 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. In college, she was a member of the nation’s oldest and largest entirely student-run TV station, CitrusTV.

Before her TV days, Stacy was on the 50-yard line as “Miss Comet” with the Abington Heights Marching Band. She’s a sports “phanatic.” She likes to cheer on all the Philadelphia sports teams and her beloved Orange.

When she’s not working, Stacy is a judge and coach for Odyssey of the Mind teams in NEPA. Stacy lives with her cats, Utley & Laurel.

If you have a story idea, or just want to say hi, send Stacy an e-mail.


Recent Articles
  • Work to Improve Intersections on LHVA Trail

    SCRANTON — Work will begin this month to make a popular walking trail in Lackawanna County safer for the people who use it. It comes after two runners were hit by a car while using the trail this summer. Paul Merkel and his wife use the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Trail several times a week when the weather is nice, traveling close to 20 miles along the Lackawanna River. But, they say crossing Elm Street in Scranton to go from the […]

  • Kmart Shoppers Unhappy about Closure Announcement

    MOOSIC — Two Kmart and two Sears stores in our area are among the dozens Sears Holdings plans to close in January. Kmart’s latest round of closures has come to Birney Avenue in Moosic. It is news Monica Maus wasn’t surprised to hear but disappointed all the same. “This Kmart is small-town, it’s not generic, across-the-country fee like you get with the bigger retailers. This is a small-town Kmart and they know you, they know when you walk in,” Maus […]

  • Boxing Event Plans to “Knock Out Addiction”

    DICKSON CITY — The opioid epidemic has a worthy opponent this weekend. Several of our area’s best amateur boxers will fight to “Knock Out Addiction”. It’s an event created to honor the memory of a young woman from Scranton who died of a heroin overdose. Crews were setting up a boxing ring inside Genetti’s ballroom in Dickson City Thursday afternoon for a very special fight night. “[It’s] the first time that the word addiction has ever been headlined in a […]

  • Highway Reopens after Rig Rolls, Blocks Interstate 81

    SCRANTON — A rig rolled over, spilling a load of scrap metal on Interstate 81 in Lackawanna County. It happened at the Interstate 81 north on-ramp at the Business Route 6 exit (191) around 1 p.m. Thursday. It appears the truck from Ben Weitsman of Scranton toppled while on the on-ramp and landed in the northbound lanes of I-81. The scrap metal the truck was carrying spilled all over both lanes of the highway. All lanes of I-81 north were […]

  • Commissioners Battle Back over Ballot Question

    SCRANTON — Two businessmen were successful in stopping a referendum on property reassessment but now the Lackawanna County commissioners are firing back. The ballots and voting machines that will be used throughout Lackawanna County next week are being stored at the Board of Elections office in Scranton. Those ballots have a referendum question on them asking whether Lackawanna County should do a property tax reassessment. What we don’t know yet is whether your yes or no vote will count. Chuck […]

  • Italian Market Planned for Marketplace

    SCRANTON — Tristan Hebron of Scranton walks through the Marketplace at Steamtown’s food court area a few times a week and wonders when the revamped space will open. “I just can’t wait to see it come to fruition,” Hebron said. The old food court will be called Scranton Public Market and will be home to food and craft vendors. “That would add a little bit of character to this mall that’s desperately needing it,” Hebron added. One of the public […]

  • Lackawanna County Ballot Question Declared ‘Null and Void’ by Judges

    SCRANTON — A panel of judges has decided the reassessment question on the ballot in Lackawanna County will not count. The judges voted 2 to 1 that the results of the referendum will be “null and void,” meaning votes cast on the question will not be counted. Attorneys for Lackawanna County were in court last week to defend the wording of a referendum question. It essentially asks the voters whether Lackawanna County should do a property tax reassessment, something that […]

  • Shooting After Struggle with Fish and Boat Commission Officer Ruled Justified

    PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP — On Tuesday, a Fish and Boat Commission officer shot and killed a man on the banks of the Susquehanna River near West Nanticoke. Friday, the Luzerne County district attorney shared with Newswatch 16 that officer’s account of what happened and ruled the shooting justified. Sean Bohinski, 37, of Nanticoke was killed. An autopsy found that he was shot three times during a struggle with the Fish and Boat Commission officer. The officer’s name has still not been […]

  • Questioning the Question: The Battle for Reassesment in Lackawanna County

    SCRANTON — Attorneys for Lackawanna County were in court Friday to defend the wording of a referendum question. It essentially asks the voters whether Lackawanna County should do a property tax reassessment, something that hasn’t been done in almost 50 years. Two businessmen, Chuck Volpe and Keith Eckel, both from the Clarks Summit area, filed a court injunction saying the wording of the referendum question is too confusing and that most voters won’t understand what they’re voting for. Their attorneys […]

  • Is This a Prime Location for Amazon?

    WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT — More than 200 communities around the country are vying to be the home of Amazon’s new headquarters known as “HQ2.” Our region is one of them. We learned on Thursday what was included in our application to Amazon. Officials from the economic development agency that sent in Northeastern PA’s application to Amazon let us in on some of the materials they included that might influence Amazon to build here. They listed six possible locations, and they […]

  • Lackawanna County Christmas Light Fight

    PECKVILLE — A family from Lackawanna County is receiving some national attention for its over-the-top holiday light display. A crew from ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight” is in Peckville this week for a competition that the Harhut family has spent decades preparing for. Christmas came early to Marion Street in Peckville, but for neighbors and brothers Matt and Jeff Harhut, it never really goes away. Their passion for Christmas lights started when they were kids. “We started by putting […]

  • Scranton School Board Denies ‘Self-Inflicted Distress’

    SCRANTON — The state auditor general lodged some serious accusations of financial mismanagement at the Scranton School District Tuesday. We’re learning more from district officials about how things got so out of control. The state auditor general called the Scranton School District’s financial situation, “self-inflicted distress.” He used words including “unbelievable” and “reckless” to describe some of the financial decisions made. But the school board president says the district’s debt is not as “self-inflicted” as it may seem, and the […]